Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, October 17, 1998, Image 58

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    B 1 Lancaster Farming, Saturday, October 17, 1998
Fashions, Sheep Impress Manheim Crowd
Lancaster Fanning Staff
MANHEIM (Lancaster Co.)
The Shepherd's Lead Line pro
vided an eye-catching show at the
Manheim Community Farm Show
last week.
Showing off woolly sheep and
fashions were eight boys, eight
junior girls, and six senior girls.
Minutes after being crowned
Farm Show Queen, Sarah Zurin
and her natural-colored ewe lamb
participated in the Lead Line com
petition and placed first in the
senior girls category.
In the same division, Amy
Haines placed second; Renee
Hoover, third; and Angie Bentzel,
Amy, 12, led a Hampshire lamb,
and modeled a pair of hunter green
and navy wool slacks and a navy
cashmere wool sweater.
Renee, 15, of Denver, modeled
a dress and jacket she made as a
4-H project and was a cdunty gold
ribbon winner. The short jacket
was made from green and navy
Pendleton wool and the solid navy
dress was also of Pendleton wool.
Angela, 17, was escorted by her
Hampshire lamb. She wore a blue
Shetland wool sweater and a skirt
she made of Roma Wool.
In the junior girls division Stacy
Haines, 10, took first place. She
led her Hampshire lamb Salt sport
ing a color-coordinating corsage
and plaid halter. Stacy and her
mom worked together to make the
plum and gray-colored outfit,
which included a jacket with pock
ets, full-styled pants, a lined vest,
and a matching plaid beret.
Ashley Funk placed second with
a wooo dress accented with a short
black jacket.
Heather Ziegler placed third in
the junior division. Heather wore a
two-piece wool dress and jacket
styled by her mother. The dress
was black wool crepe and the jack
et was in a blue and black plaid
with coordinating collar and cov
Whiff From These
Plants Not
Co.) A rose by any other name
might smell sweet, but what
about those ornamental or flow
ers with odors that can knock a
buzzard off of roadkill?
Three horticulture experts in
Penn State’s College of
Agricultural Sciences offer their
choices for plants with over
whelming aromas. Robert Nuss,
professor of ornamental horti
culture, writes extensively on
gardening and is an expert on
landscape plants. Robert
Berghage, associate professor of
horticulture, oversees the Penn
State Trial Gardens. Jay
Holcomb, professor of floricul
ture, is an expert on greenhouse
flowers and cut flowers.
“There really aren’t that
many bad-smelling flowers used
in gardens,” Berghage says.
“Most flowers have little or no
scent, and those that do usually
smell sweet. But there are a few
that can offend some people’s
sense of smell.”
Marigolds. These brightly n
colored annuals are extremely
popular bedding plants - at
least from a distance, according
to all three Penn State experts.
“They have an overpowering
musky smell like wet hay or
straw,” Berghage says. “It’s par-
ered buttons. Both she and her
sheep wore matching beret hats.
After placing third in state com
petition earlier that week, Kelsey
Bowman placed fourth in the local
junior division. Kelsey wore a
wool plum-stripped skirt and fuch
sia jacket She led a Columbia ewe
named Rachel who wore plaid
bows to compliment Kelsey’s
Generally only one or two boys
enter the contest, but to accomo
date this year's eight males, a spe
cial class was created.
Taking first place was Gabriel
Bowman, the picture of a country
gentleman. He wore a wool tweed
jacket in tones of brown and gray
with solid wool trousers to com
plement His wool vest was in
tones of cream and brown to blend
together the whole outfit.
Gabriel led his favorite Colum
bia ewe Bethany, which was
adorned with a wool felt hat
trimmed in a rust ribbon to match
Gabriel’s attire.
Radell Peters of Elizabethtown
took a second place this year. He
wool a light gray wool jacket with
a dark gray wool slacks.
Third place went to Gordon
Bowman, a nine-year-old from
Drumore and brother to Gabriel.
Gordon led a natural colored ewe
and wore black wool pants with a
gray herringbone wool jacket on
top of a red turtleneck shirt.
Corby Ziegler, 14, placed
fourth. His mother made him a
green and blue wool plaid jacket
with patch pockets accented with
blue cordoroy on the collar and
sleeves. He wore blue wool slacks.
Both he and his ewe wore coordi
nating wool hats.
Contestants are judged on poise,
showmanship, outfit being an
appropriate style, orginality, and
on sheep presentation and its
appearance. Extra points are given
if the garment is hand spun,
woven, knit or sewn.
ticularly strong when marigolds
are cut and brought indoors.”
“Marigolds have a really pun
gent odor,” admits Nuss. “The,
flower actually smells fine, but
the foliage will release a smell if
the plants have been handled or
Geraniums. Nuss says some
gardeners like geranium odor,
but many find its earthy smell
offensive. “If you’re in a dark
room, you can definitely find the
geranium,” he says.
Lily. “The lily has an over
powering perfume smell,
although some types smell
stronger than others,” Berghage
says “The smell of a lily in a
small room often is enough to
bring tears to my eyes.”
Alyssum. “This flower has a
very sweet smell that is over
powering when planted in large
groupings,” Berghage says.
Petunia. These plants have
an earthy smell, according to
“Most daisies have a mildly
earthy smell, but some have a
scent mildly reminiscent of cow
manure,” Berghage says.
Wayfaring Tree (Viburnam
lantana). “The flowers on this
shrub are small and white, but
born in clusters that are very
Manheim Farm Show Junior exhibitor champions in the Lead Line competition last
week went to, from left, Stacy Haines, first place; Ashley Funk, second place; Heather
Ziegler, third place; and Kelsey Bowman, fourth place.
Senior girl exhibitors at Manheim Lead Line were, from left, Sarah Zurin, first place;
Amy Haines, second; Renee Hoover, third; and Angie Bentzel.
#irs°«i-A h, D ,t !i “f nhe,m Lead Line last week were, from left, Gabriel Bowman,
fourth CC ’ Rade Peter *> #econd place; Gordon Bowman, third; and Corby Ziegler,
attractive,” Holcomb says. “I
once made a table arrangement
using these flowers and regret
ted using it as a cut flower. The
smell is hard to describe, but it
was offensive.
TVee of Heaven. Imported
from an island off the coast of
China, this tree is an invasive
species that drives out native
trees. “The odor released by the
tree when it is disturbed smells
like a skunk to me,” Nuss says.
Gingko Tree. The fruit of
the female ginkgo tree exudes
odors after it has fallen. The
smell is similar to sewage or
related material. “You don’t
want to be anywhere around
this tree when that fruit hits the
ground,” Nuss warns.
Carrion Plants. This is a
term for several varieties of
flowers - mostly tropical species
that don’t grow well in outdoor
gardens - that release odors
similar to rotting flesh. “The
flower attracts flies, which help
the plant pollinate,” Nuss says.
“One plant in this group is called
the ‘corpse flower.’”
Nuss says gardeners can seek
out ornamentals with pleasing
smells, such as sassafras, spice
bush, bayberry, some vibumams
(“very perfume-like”), witch
hazel and magnolia (“a clove fra